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. i'm betty nguyen. >> hello. i'm t.j. holmes. grad you could start your day with us. the president is talking about what he calls the myths about his health care plan. >> and then what to do with the prisoners at guantanamo bay. there is outrage from some communities saying no, no, not in our backyard. >> also this morning a story that's rocking the sports world right now. >> take a good look, folks. >> people are wondering is this a male or female athlete. it's a crazy key bait going on right now about that international track star's gender. we're going to get into that story this morning. >> but first we want to talk about big bad bill. hurricane bill, whips up powerful waves. look at this. actually some dangerous rip currents passing between bermuda and the east coast of the mainland u.s. although it's not going to hit the main land, we are told, though, it is bringing 150-mile-per-hour winds and offshore waves up to 20-feet high. there are warnings out there today for boaters. also u.s. beaches are a little jammed this weekend because it's one of the last weekends of the summer
the prison coming your way. >>> a foreign bank will take over the latest u.s. bank to fail. this is the first time that that has happened. dbva compass out of spain has shot compass bank. >>> today begins the holy month of ramadan. jews are fasting sunrise to sunset, the 30-day observance, the holiest time of the year for muslims. today through september 20th. >>> let's get back to big, bad bill. hurricane bill. isn't forecast to hit the mainland u.s., good news, but still having a huge effect on boaters and beachgoers. take a listen tho this. >> this is bermuda. sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. that number could be updated by the time i talk to reynolds wolf. is that number still accurate, 105-mile-per-hour winds? >> 105 is what we have. i can tell you that is an update we get like say once every three hours. there will be a fluctuation. these storms rarely maintain the same power he tall the time. it will ebb and flow. where is it headed? the path is favorable for people in bermuda. they're getting heavy wave action and for the eastern seaboard, though they'll get heavy waves and rip
.m. in atlanta, georgia, 5:00 a.m. in michigan, 3 cls a.m. in california. thank you for starting your day with us. we're going to be talking about what a lot have been talking about in this country the past few week, health care. we're talking about hometown halls, including one in grand junction, colorado. special guest there i guess we should say, the president doing that one with. also atlanta, chicago, all over the place. we'll be braeging them down. also, where the democrats and republicans agree on health care. >> that's what people want to know. we've seen the debate, but where do they come together on the issue. >> they actually do. >>> this something we'll be talking about. the wildfires out there in california. they have been fighting these for days. people weaking up near santa cruz facing more evacuations. in fact, a state of emergency has been issued. again, this thing started on wednesday, eight square miles burned, only 15% contained. we're going to get you the latest on the fires and how many people it's affecting today. >>> also, a little something we have for you this morning, f
the builds where the tornado hit a couple years ago. thank you for being with us. >> 8:00 a.m. where we sit in georgia. 6:00 a.m. for people in colorado where the president will be later today for a town hall meeting about what else, health care. grand junction had a good health care plan out there. model plan. he's out there. you're going to be talking this morning, i believe the mayor and a doctor. >> who helped cultivate and create the plan they are using there. it's costing very little when it comes to medicare and providing a lot of health care to people in need there. >>> also want to talk about the california fire in santa cruz. they are facing more evacuation because of just that, the video you are seeing behind us. a state of emergency has been issued. the fire started wednesday. it's still only 15% contained. >> let's take a look at the stories you may have missed. a suicide bomber set off a car bomb. at least seven people killed and 100 injured. >> it went off near nato headquarters. they vowed to disrupt next week's elections. >>> a massive rescue operation in taiwan to save peo
with us. we are working this story. want to get you up on this happening at the laguardia airport. live pictures coming in, or pictures coming in, lot of people just hanging out and waiting because the central terminal was evacuated about an hour and a half ago. >> and we are finding out that yes, one person is in custody and their bag is being looked at by authorities. the new york police, the port authority, also the bomb squad involved here, but don't know exactly what the suspicion of the person or bag, but one person is in custody. this is the primary terminal at laguardia airport, a very busy place. certainly on a weekend and a saturday morning. this is again, up to some 72 gates. at least 40. everybody is having to get out. there are several concourses in this particular terminal as well, but all of them, everything, the entire central terminal being evacuated. you see people outside collecting, they're being kept a certain number of feet away for their safety. again, this could be a situation where it might turn out to be nothing, but they take these things seriously. you know t
for starting your day with us. as t.j. said, we have a lot of news to cover. first and foremost, the funeral, burial for ted kennedy is going to take place today. there was a viewing last night at the keb di library and the lines were long. some 25,000 people came out to pay their last respects. >> also this morning, it was four years ago, folks, today hurricane katrina. we'll be going back there live, see where the city has come in the past four years. also talking to a familiar name and face during the time of katrina. >> that john wayne dude. >> generous russell eun ray will be joichbing us. >>> top stories from overnight, this is major. this thing finally got going. >> two, one, booster ignition and liftoff of "discovery," celebrating its 25th birthday by wracking up science and supplies to the space station. >> i guess you can say fourth time is the lucky try. "discovery eye "finally got off the ground just before midnight after three delays this week. "discovery" and its seven astronauts are headed for the international space station to deliver supplies, including 8 treadmill named aft
joins us live from bangkok. how did police get this guy finally? >> reporter: well, it came after they arrested two men who led them to a house in central jarva in indonesia where this massive fire fight took place. it lasted for 18 hours if you can believe it. a very ferocious gun fight with the anti-terrorist scene peppering this building with bullets until finally they were convinced that they had killed all of the men inside. they think among that men is a man who basically is the most notorious terrorist in indonesia, thinking he is responsible for a string of bombings across this country for the past ten years really, including the most recent one just three weeks ago on the hotel the marriott and ritz-carlton and jakarta that left seven people dead. >> give us some background here about this terror network. did they carry out other attacks as well? >> reporter: yeah. i mean, they have carried out this sort of reign of terror. the bali bombing was probably their most deadly attack in 2002, left 202 people dead. that was a massive car bomb on the holiday targeting australia b
with this month. wow. the year has flown by. good morning everybody. thanks for joining us. >> hey there. to give you an idea of what we're covering, it's 8:00 a.m. in atlanta, 7:00 a.m. in new orleans. we'll be talking a lot about new orleans this morning. it was four years ago today hurricane katrina hit new orleans, hit all up and down the gulf coast. we'll be talking to a very familiar face from that time, who was a big part of the city's recovery. >> they call him the john wayne dude. we'll find out what's been done, has enough been done, and what's to come? in the meantime, spectacular and a space shuttle launch of "discovery." always an amazing sight to see. it is carrying seven astronauts to the international space station on a resupply mission. also carrying a treadmill named after steven colbert. we'll get details of that a little later. it's kind of interesting. in the meantime we do want to tell you about this. the funeral for senator ted kennedy is coming up a little later this morning, about two hours from now, two and a half hours. >> we will of course have live coverage here at cn
taliban chief is believed to be dead killed in a u.s. drone attack this weekend. officials aren't ready to say they are 100% sure he is dead. >> how confident are you, is your government, that baitullah mehsud is dead? >> 100% certainty can only be achieved after dna testing and a lot of physical evidence has been processed, but other than that, there are a lot of pointers that most people believe that baitullah mehsud is dead and his own group has announced that. >> our call perry reports from islamabad that taliban members gathered late this week for what seemed to be a major funeral. it's believed baitullah mehsud ork traited the assassination of ben na zir bhutto. >>> well, we do have some encouraging numbers from the latest jobs report. unemployment fell last month for the first time in more than a year. but in the president's words, quote, we have a lot further to go. elaine quijano joins us now from the white house. elaine, what is the president saying about it this morning? >> betty, the president is cautiously optimistic about these latest job numbers. they showed a drop in the
farmers are using cow manure to save money. apparently took things a little too far. take a look. >> cows are fed better than we. very nutritiousist. >> oh, no, he didn't. reynolds! oh. >> look at it hanging out of his mouth. >> bad decision. i like that. we'll be getting the scoop from reynolds on how that tasted. how that went for him. >> see how he flushed that down. >> breakfast. let's talk news this morning. here are some of the stories we're following overnight. the u.s. looking at reports that three missing americans may have been detained in iran. according to kurdish officials in northern iraq, they were last seen near the unmarked raubian border. kurdish officials says it's likely the group accidentally crossed into iran. it is a popular tourist destination on the border. arwa damon following the story for us. we'll talk to her in a few minutes. >>> five more banks shut down this year. the biggest failure was mutual baivg of illinois. officials estimate the lastest batch of closures will cost the fdic $900 million. a lot of smaller and regional banks have been shut down because
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